Dr. Kimberly McCall received her B.S. Degree in Business Administration and her Masters of Public Administration from Jacksonville State University. She has previously worked with the Birmingham City Council as a Committee Assistant with primary responsibility for community engagement in the 7th District and served as Acting Executive Director for the Birmingham Cultural Arts Committee. Dr. McCall later gained employment with the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Grants Administration and also earned her PhD from the university in Health Education/Health Promotion. In addition, to working in research/grants administration during her tenure she served as a Program Manager for the Alabama EPSCOR Program and Program Manager for the PERC Program which focused on Promoting Enhanced Research Capacity for Global Health in 50 countries. Dr. McCall currently works at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center as a Health Science Specialist in the Department of Mental Health Research. Her projects have included serving as a National Study Coordinator for Research Study #CSP589 working with Veterans to compare Transitional Work to Supported Employment and she has served as site support for the Bright Spots Program (BSP). BSP is a quality improvement program focused on using frontline huddles to engage and support Community Living Centers (Geriatric Care Facilities) staff in creating high-functioning, relationship-based teams to improve staff morale and focus on patient/person-centered care, thereby improving the Veteran experience. She is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Community Health and Human Services Program in the UAB Department of Human Studies.
Community Engagement Veteran Care Veteran Employment Mental Health